To engage and unite Virginians to improve our natural and scenic environment.

Waste Reduction


  • Establishing more convenient and responsible recycling and disposal options for electronics and household hazardous waste
  • Improving options for recycling organic waste such as yard trimmings and food scraps
  • Promoting the reduction of construction and demolition waste
See Who Got Caught!

We’ve brought back our Keep Virginia Beautiful Awards. See who got Caught in a Beautiful Act.

America Recycles Day: Are You In?

The good news? Virginians recycled 41.5% of their stuff in 2012. Bad? That’s down from 2011.

A Recap of Thirty in 30

It’s always a highlight of our year, and an honor to help these groups, all of whom help our mission.

McLean School gets Final Thirty in 30 Grant

Churchill Road Elementary wins our final Thirty in 30 Grant Award of 2013 in an effort to perhaps become Virginia’s 1st zero-waste school

Tidewater Conservation Effort Nets 30 in 30 Grant

The Tidewater Soil & Water Conservation District in Gloucester will use their Thirty in 30 Award to educate people and reduce battery waste.

Pine Springs Tackles Recycling with Thirty in 30

Pine Springs Elementary in Falls Church has a two-pronged approach to recycling with their Grant award.

Gloucester Sweeps Up Thirty in 30

Gloucester County is using their Grant Award to fight cigarette litter in their treasure – Beaverdam Park.